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Clifford G. Sherrard, Sr. dies at 89

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Clifford G. Sherrard, Sr. of Chesterton, passed away Friday, Aug. 3, 2007 in Valparaiso, after a short illness. He was 89.

He was born Nov. 28, 1917 in New Philadelphia, Ohio, the son of Robert and Bertha Sherrard, both of whom preceded him in death.

Clifford and his wife Helen celebrated their 67th wedding anniversary on July 15, 2007. She survives in Chesterton.

He is also survived by a son, Clifford (Kathy) Sherrard, Jr.; a daughter, Carol (Steve) Bushore, all of Chesterton; a daughter-in-law, Mary Sherrard, (widow of Ronald) of Arcadia, Fla.; nine grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

He was also preceded in death a sister, Wanda Sherrard; a son, Ronald Sherrard; a grandson, Clifford Sherrard, III and a granddaughter, Vicki Trembecki.

Clifford was retired from U.S. Steel on Aug. 31, 1969 with 30 years of service and also retired from Charlotte County, Florida Schools after 10 years of service. He was a member of the ROTC in high school and a Cub Scout leader in Hobart. He was a member of Delta Sigma Fraternity in Hobart. He received his private pilot’s license at the age of 76 in Fla. and was a member of EAA (Experimental Aircraft Association) in Fla. He was also a certified Florida Hunter and Firearms Safety Training Instructor.

Cliff will be remembered by friends and family at a “Celebration of Life” gathering to be held later this month.

Memorial contributions can be made to: Tidewell Hospice and Palliative Care, 1144 Veronica St., Port Charlotte, FL 33952.

Rees Funeral Home, Olson Chapel, assisted with arrangements.



Posted 8/7/2007